Koson 小原古邨 : Poppies
Artist: Ohara Kōson (1877-1945)
Striking closeup of a poppy plant, boldly posed against a magenta background. This Watanabe seal was used between 1932 and 1941; there is a Made in Japan stamp verso, which was used in the 1920s and early 1930s, so this work must have been printed in the early 1930s. A scarce design.Condition:Very good impression, color and condition.
There is a strip of slightly deeper color in the magenta along the right and bottom edges.
Dimensions: 38.2 x 25.9 cm
Literature: Amy Newland et. al., Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, 2001, p. 202, cat. no. S43.4.
Signature: Shoson [signature of Koson with Watanabe-published works]